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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cure your Hemorrhoids cheaply, safely, and naturally!

PQTD 60 Cure your hemorrhoids cheaply, safely, and naturally

OK, my friends- this has to rank right up there with most awkward podcasts/articles ever- but no less important for all of that!  When I read that 75% of people will experience the pain and suffering of hemorrhoids throughout their lives, I realized that I had better weigh in on this important matter, since it can be every bit as painful and debilitating as bad tooth pain!  Extreme pain, in either end of the body, whether teeth, or bottom, can pretty much derail your life and happiness.  Fortunately, through an ancestral or paleo type of lifestyle and diet, all three can not only be cured, but actually prevented and stopped for good!

But today, let’s talk hemorrhoids!

Not getting enough fiber from copious amounts of vegetables, preferably green veggies, can be an instigator.  Couple that with not enough liquid throughout the day, and straining at stool... coupled with a sedentary lifestyle- you will wind up with hemorrhoids.

But say that NOW, you are plagued with the painful condition, and just want to know how to treat it!  Here is your immediate answer:

Get a bottle of witch hazel at the local drug store.  After having a painful bowel movement, take a thickish wad of tissue, double it over, and then douse with a healthy portion of witch hazel.  Wipe your bottom with the witch hazel, and then repeat!  Perhaps a third time if it is really painful.

This should stop the acute pain!  Next, get a good two-fingers full of coconut oil, and massage it right onto your bottom, onto your anus area itself.  Wash your hands really well!!

Repeat the process each time you have to “go”.  Start fixing yourself a Paleo Green Smoothie each day, and drink it down!  Not only will this fix your lack of green veggies and their accompanying nutrients to repair the damage, it will also serve to prevent the condition from ever happening again.  With a large daily serving, the miracle of a smoothie will also completely hydrate you, and eliminate that other component that leads to ill health.
It really is that simple!  There are literally thousands of procedures, and ointments, creams, and salves, not to mention numerous expensive and painful surgical procedures that are invented to cure this problem...

but this is all that you need!

Like most things in life, the cure is simple, and natural, just as God and nature intended.  You will only be misled by hucksters, corporations, and other charlatans that want to profit from your pain- ignore them!

Witch hazel, and coconut oil- easy cheap and effective!

Oh, and for future tooth pain?

Just start with that coconut oil that you have on hand... each day, as you shower, “oil pull” with a spoonful or so- just swish that coconut oil around your mouth as you shower, and prepare for your day.  This ONE STEP will do more to prevent dental problems than anything else you can do-

And that includes going to the dentist AND brushing and flossing!

Don’t get me wrong, do the brushing and flossing, but the oil pulling rules!

Do these things, and you can give yourself a well-earned pat on the behind!

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

PaleoJay's Smoothie Cafe #99 You're FAT, because you are STARVING!

I know, that sounds like a contradiction, but bear with me.

If you feed yourself nutrient poor foods, your body does perceive itself as starving.  It is not getting the nutrition it needs for optimal performance and for feeling great- and so, logically, the body cries out for real food- not processed, man made fake food like substances that so many of us subsist on.  The body only knows that it does not have the raw materials it needs to build and keep running the vital processes of the body, and so it calls out for more more more food.

But it you keep on feeding it with bread, and pasta, and soda pop, frozen dinners, pizza and fast foods... why, the body has no choice other than to take nutrients away from “minor” things like hair, skin, muscle, tendon and bone maintenance and rejuvenation, and use them for more vital processes: things like keeping the heart beating, and the brain limping along.  It will take needed protein and calcium away from your muscles and bones to use where needed, causing actual starvation conditions in much of your body!

And your body will take all of those empty, “poor” foods that you take in and, since they are not good for much else, use them to make and store body fat!

It is a triage process.  Where do we really need these nutrients, just to stay alive!?  We will take them wherever we can get them, says the body.  And, it must be really hard, starvation times, since we are not getting enough nutrients to thrive- so it is imperative to store the maximum amount of body fat to ensure survival through these lean times!

This is really how the logic of the human body works.  And so, how do we do the opposite, and encourage our own body and that of our family to function optimally, with the ability to build and restore lean muscle mass, glowing skin and hair, and just a wonderful bodily terrain that can fight off illness, and keep us strong, lean, healthy and feeling great and loaded with vitality!

First, you need to eliminate stressors- things like not enough sleep (this is a real fat encourager), too much stress without down time to regroup and process things, and of course the ultimate stressor of nutrient poor, man made fake foods.  Even too much exercise can be a really negative stress, as also is too little or the wrong kind of exercise.

Exercise such as long distance running will tear down your joints and waste your muscles, and heavy weight lifting will compress your spinal disks, and really do a number on your shoulders, knees, and elbows.  Stick with body weight, virtual and self resisted exercise- Perfectly Paleo Exercise!  Jump on a rebounder daily, do pushups and sit ups, chins and dips and body weight rows on a pair of gymnastic rings.  For maybe 1/2 hour, tops- you will feel invigorated and refreshed, as opposed to long sessions in a gym where you are depleted and worn down!

And above all- eat real, God made foods!  Foods where everything is just as it came from nature- not in a box or a bag, not pasteurized or homogenized, pasture raised not grain fed, and above all no “altered” grains like wheat, or GMO altered like most every other grain, like soy and  corn. Eat butter and cream, LOTS of green vegetables and some berries and citrus, and a limited amount of starchy items such as sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and white rice.  Avoid margarine, corn oil, soy oil, canola oil, and all of the other chemically extracted industrial seed oils that are all around us.  Go for the real deal instead- the butter, and the coconut oil!!  Eat liver from healthy, grass fed animals, and really load up your body with fat- shedding, health promoting, “feel good” nutrition.

Do the above, avoiding the unnatural, and eating LOTS of the natural foods, reduce stress, maximize sleep, and do intense, but brief sessions of exercise daily-

then your body will up-regulate your thyroid and burn fat, build muscle, skin, teeth, bone, and hair health at an amazing rate!

You will feel great, and be lean and fit, with a highly functioning brain and body, because now your body sees it is NOT starving! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day Train your FEET, your NECK, and your EYES!

Today’s podcast is near and dear to me- Most people do lip service to exercise, since everyone knows (at last!) that physical exercise is vital to health and wellness.  Most older people, however, just walk at the mall, in highly cushioned shoes, or walk on a treadmill or around their neighborhoods- again, in highly cushioned walking shoes that are guaranteed to put your feet into a foam “cast”, and thus make them ever weaker.

In terms of health and wellness, if your feet are in constant pain and discomfort, who cares what your 10K time is, or how much you can lift?  Work out for a lifetime, I say, and that means first taking care of the basics!

Every morning, during my Perfectly Paleo Exercise routine, I do several exercises especially for my feet!  In addition, since I always work out barefoot in the living room, and wearing my Xero sandals when in the basement, my feet are constantly involved in whatever exercise I am doing, stabilizing with my toes, strengthening my arch, and twisting and bending as they are meant to do!  And, I also massage my feet with my hands, routinely, as part of my workout.  It doesn’t take long, but the results are so worth it... even my hands and fingers are strengthened by that massage!

In warmer weather, I sprint once per week in the yard, barefooted.  5 or 6 hundred yard dashes or so, sometimes longer, for maybe 10-15 minutes.  But build up to this!  Start by just walking around your house either barefoot or in stockinged feet- never wear shoes in your house!

OK- that’s your feet, becoming their paleo, healthy selves for a lifetime!  Now, on to your neck...

The neck is the other part of the body that, when it hurts or is unnaturally weak, will really ruin your life!  Think about the last time you had a sore or stiff neck- you couldn’t do anything physical at all.  So, during your daily morning workouts (I suggest working out daily, or almost daily for at least a short while) take some time to manually resist moving your head against your hands- push your forehead against your resisting palms, then backwards, and then from side to side.  Push with perhaps a 70-80% perceived maximum resistance level, for a few seconds duration each way- that’s it!  It doesn’t take long at all, and can really make a long term impact on your health- do you really want to be one of those elderly people that is permanently hunched over?

So, you’ve saved your feet, and you’ve saved your neck!  Now, how important to you are your eyes??

It’s not widely known, but the eyes are like the feet- use them naturally, as they are meant to be used, and they will become stonger!  If you constantly wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, your eyes are essentially locked in casts- the will become weaker and weaker over time.

Don’t wear your glasses indoors, unless you really, really need to.  Hold books out to where you can barely read them, at the edge of your focus, and read them there. Don’t make the print on your computer so BIG that it looks like the first letters on an optometrist’s eye chart- make your eyes work.

And above all, make a habit of looking off into the distance, and then back at something close up, and then back into the distance- exercise your eyes.  Consider getting a weaker prescription, not a stronger one next eye Dr. appointment.  Go to a behavioral optometrist, where they believe as I do- they will work with you to get gradually weaker prescriptions to strengthen your eyesight.  A standard optometrist will try to sell you on a stronger prescription, with expensive lenses and frames each and every time you visit them.

It’s a great business model for them, just like selling prescription drugs is great for the drug companies... but it will make your vision progressively worse.  Just as the prescription drugs will mask the symptoms, while making your health progressively worse.

So treat the cause!  Don’t walk with cushioned shoes, which lead eventually to a cane, and then a walker.  Go the other way- to LESS technology- walk barefoot!  Exercise your feet.

Exercise your neck, and while you’re at it, your spine and the rest of your body via Perfectly Paleo Exercise.  Be physically healthy the rest of your life- try going glasses free as much as possible too!

We were created to be perfectly functioning humans.  We evolved to match an environment that we have unwittingly turned toxic, through too much ease and comfort on the one hand, and too much stress and unnaturalness on the other- toxic city water loaded with chemicals, endless job responsibilities, outrageous taxes and overbearing government control.

We need to go back as much as possible!  Our future is in our past.
Try to live in the real world, the paleo world.  Anything else is madness.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #58 Cut the Government Gluten- but Embrace the Real Nutrients

The big thing now, nutritionally, is to go “gluten free”, and believe me, that is a fad that is worth following!  Gluten, from wheat primarily in the American Standard American Diet aka S.A.D. is a protein found in wheat that is extremely caustic and damaging over time to the intestines of mammals.  It was increased greatly in the 1970’s in what was called at the time “The Green Revolution”, when wheat was altered to increase yields.

And it did increase yields, big time!  Unfortunately, nobody thought to test things like increased “anti-nutrients” like gluten and gliadin in this new wheat- they just looked at the yields, and went ahead full bore, replacing the wheats of the bible and before like Spelt and Einkorn that waved majestically 6 feet or more in the air, and replaced them with squat, gluten loaded monstrosities that yielded many more grains per acre, but at a as-of- then undetermined cost in side effects.  And so, yes, please, give up gluten!

But this is not the end of the story, and to simply replace all of our beloved processed foods and junk food with those made without gluten is an improvement, but rather slight when compared to gaining real health!  Along with eliminating wheat, we need to start adding in all of the nutrients that wheat has replaced over the years- cut the wheat, but vastly increase the green veggies, the cultured full fat dairy (preferably raw), the organ meats, and the FAT!

This is probably the hardest concept to get across to people who have never really experienced the benefits of an ancestral or paleo type of diet.  After being brainwashed for over 50 years to cut the fat- eat low fat this and that, and skimmed milk, and margarine instead of butter- it is hard for folks to fathom that yes, indeed, their grandparents had been right, and modern medical advice has been dead wrong for at least 50 years.

The truth?  Orange juice is bad- it’s just sugar water- ditto all fruit juices.  And sugar is worse for you than smoking cigarettes- really!  It is the most cancer stimulating substance known- also, it will cut your insulin sensitivity, setting you up for diabesity, which is just the first stage of diabetes, obesity, progressive heart disease, cancer and alzheimer’s and many other auto-immune diseases.  They all get started in your “leaky gut”, which begins with wheat and sugar, continues with the ravages of industrial seed oils like soy and corn and canola and peanut, margarine and other nutrient lacking oils...

Take charge- cut gluten, then add in lots of fat- pastured butter, free range eggs, lots of wild caught seafood  (sardines are great) cod liver oil, and everything I recommend you put into your daily Paleo Green Smoothie!

This fulfills the package, and lets your body truly rebuild and thrive from the inside out, repairing all the damage that has been done eating the “low fat LIE” diet over the years.  Cook for yourself and your family, go back to the days when we provided our nutrition for ourselves using real God made foods from nature, and turn your back on man made, processed foods promoted by Big Government and Big Corporations through subsidies provided by your tax dollars...

Throw out the Government Gluten, but at the same time embrace Real Foods with Natural Nutrients!

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

PaleoJay's Smoothie Cafe #98 Get DOWN with your Bad Self!

PJSC 98  Get DOWN with your Bad Self

One of the simplest, most important, and yet most ignored ways to improve your health, posture, flexibility is simply to spend more time on the floor!

Think about it: the simple chair or couch is the most unnatural, non-paleo way to support your body.  It is taking a structure, and using it to support all  of your limbs and musculature, encouraging a slouch and long term weakening of all the small supporting muscles throughout the body and spine.  In particular, the muscles of the back and the butt are degraded the most over time- just look at most of our elderly population.  They walk hunched over, with a permanent slouch, and their flaccid butts cannot even lift their feet very well off the floor.

This doesn’t have to happen!  Simply resolve to spend an hour per day or so on the floor.  When I work out, about 1/3 of my exercise is spent on my mat on the floor, stretching, bridging, massaging my feet, doing straight legged sit ups, push ups, etc.  It is a mistake to always work out only in a standing position!

But, the bulk of your “floor time” can simply be hanging out, watching TV or reading, talking on the phone or to another person who is also on the floor!  It’s actually very “grounding” to be on the floor, and I don’t mean that only in the literal sense.  Being on the ground brings us back to when we were babies, before we even could get our selves off of the ground, or even roll over onto out backs!  But now, we need to maintain what we used to do effortlessly- do the Asian squat, as all toddlers do, to “sit” without a chair.  This is actually the very best “exercise” you can do on a daily basis- just squat down and “rest” in a full, flat footed squat on the floor- and it isn’t even really an exercise at all!  This is the very best stretch for your back and legs of any you can possibly do- do it daily.

But actually, any way you sit or crouch or relax on the floor is good, much better for you than just sitting on the chair or couch.  The transitions you make, moving from one floor position to another, and then when you stand,  getting up smoothly from the floor under your own power- these are wonderful for your overall bodily health, utterly natural and necessary, and are so often lost to people by middle age!

Walking is important, but even more important is simply sitting on the floor, and being able to get up to a standing position easily and gracefully.  To get up from a chair is like doing a squat down about a third of the way up- to get up from the floor is actually a rather complex, hinged motion involving the hand, arm, legs, hips, and back in a well coordinated and complex series of movements.  It is very important that we maintain our ability to do this throughout life!

Asians have a largely floor based culture, and they are the better for it!  When I was in Korea, I saw elderly folks get up from the floor after eating (this is how they traditionally dine) and they arose easily and smoothly.  Even young Westerners often need to be helped up!

The chair is a cast!  Think of it like that.  The more you use a cast, the weaker you become. Eyeglasses are casts, shoes are casts- weaker prescriptions make your eyes gradually stronger, walking barefoot strengthens your feet and ankles.  So strive to minimize using crutches of comfort to excess!  Start by sitting on the floor- get DOWN with your bad self! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #57 Phil Mickelson and LeBron James go PALEO

pqtd 57  Phil Mickelson and LeBron James both go Paleo

In case you haven’t heard the news yet, golf legend Phil Mickelson  and basketball great LeBron James have both adopted the paleo diet!

I was watching a golf tournament with my wife, who is an avid golfer, the other day.  She had told me that Phil Mickelson had gone on the paleo diet, and sure enough, the announcers of the tournament were talking about it.

“It’s a cave man diet!”  said the one announcer.

“The what?  What does that mean?” asked the other.

“You know- you only eat what you can kill- like a caveman...”

And so they went, totally clueless as to what a true paleo type of ancestral diet really is!  I’ll read a brief article about it that was on the internet- hopefully you golf announcers are listening in, and will learn the basics here:

Phil Mickelson And LeBron James Score Weight Loss With Paleo Low-Carb Diets [Video]

Experts traditionally advise athletes to load up on carbohydrates, while those who want to achieve their weight loss goals are given low-fat diets. But in a nutritional sea change, more diet experts are recommending various types of low-carb diets, from Paleo plans to ketogenic high fat diets such as the Atkins weight loss program. And when 44-year-old golfer Phil Mickelson decided to make his comeback after slipping from fourth to eleventh, he chose a Paleo diet for weight loss success, according to Business Insider.

Phil’s trainer, Sean Cochran, was blunt about why his client is working so hard to shed pounds.
“Let’s be honest, he did not have his best year last year. I know what he’s capable of. I know he wants a successful year.”
And to achieve that success, Mickelson has chosen a Paleo diet, said his trainer. The food plan includes protein, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. He avoids dairy, starchy carbohydrates such as grains, and any type of processed food products. That means breakfast can include eggs and mushrooms, but toast is off the table.
It’s the same low-carb diet used by LeBron James, who told Sports Illustrated that he followed the Paleo diet guidelines carefully in an effort to improve his game, as shown below.

Although James initially planned to follow the diet for a month, he felt so good after 30 days that he kept going.
“I had no sugars, no dairy, I had no carbs. All I ate was meat, fish, veggies and fruit. That’s it. For 67 straight days.”
LeBron was so proud of his weight loss that he posted a photo of his newly slim body via Instagram with a philosophical caption.

LeBron James flaunts weight loss success on Paleo low-carb diet.
“Throughout adversity, trials and tribulations. When you think you’re alone know your shadow will stand tall and always have your back! #OverComeItAll #StriveForGreatness.”
James and Mickelson aren’t the only famous folks who have turned to Paleo and low-carb diets for weight loss and health, as the Inquisitr reported. Both Anne Hathaway and former President Bill Clinton followed vegan diets for years.
But when Anne was filming Interstellar, she felt constantly fatigued and literally fed up with endless plates of garbanzo beans and tofu. She decided to experiment with a low-carb diet high in animal protein, and felt a surge in energy overnight. Now she’s firmly entrenched in the ex-vegan camp.
Clinton’s physician, Mark Hyman, was the one who persuaded him to veto vegan meals and boost the protein in his diet with foods such as grass-fed beef and wild salmon.
“It’s hard being a vegan to eat enough good, quality protein and not have too much starch. I know a lot of fat vegans,” said Dr. Hyman.

Now, I have to say that this is good news for all of us!  Not only will Phil and LeBron enhance their own careers and, more importantly, their health- but they also, as celebrities, will be in a position to influence many, many others into considering changing their own diets to that of the Paleo type, and eliminate the loads of junk that has cluttered up Americans’ diet and health for far too long.  We need celebrities to influence the masses.

And so, there you go!  Don’t go the other, wrong way and wind up a fat, sick vegan- be a lean, healthy paleo person!  It’s just the application of the most current science, but even more, the paleo diet is just common sense.

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